UW-Madison Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Chapter

About us

The UW-Madison Graduate Student Organization (UWGSO) will function
to enrich the educational and personal experiences of students interested in the
various facets of geotechnical engineering, including foundation design, retention
structures, ground improvement, geoenvironmental, geological, and geophysical
engineering. The organization will be committed to growing both the awareness
of geotechnical engineering as well as UW-Madison’s reputation as a leader in
geotechnical engineering education. The UWGSO will foster community among
UW-Madison’s geotechnical engineers past and present.

Major Objectives
• Support the Geo-Institute to grow student membership and participation
• Increase awareness among civil engineering, geological engineering, and
geology undergraduates of the geotechnical engineering field, through
geotechnical engineering graduate school and professional opportunities
• Foster interaction and collaboration among the UW-Madison geotechnical
engineering community
• Facilitate the planning of semesterly events within the department
• Serve as a representative for the geotechnical engineering students in
dialogue with the UW-Madison Civil and Environmental Engineering and
Geological Engineering faculty

For more information, please find:
Geo-Institute (ASCE)
Students in G-I (ASCE)
Graduate Student Organizations (ASCE)
GSO Student Leadership Council (ASCE)


  Name Title E-mail  
Capture                                             Kuo Tian President ktian@wisc.edu
gizembozkurt Merve Gizem Bozkurt
Vice-President of OutreachStudent Leadership Committee Representative  bozkurt@wisc.edu
hulya Hulya Salihoglu Vice-President of Events  Salihoglu@wisc.edu
IMG_9630_1 Brigitte Brown Treasurer  blbrown@wisc.edu
jiannan Jiannan Chen Secretary jchen229@wisc.edu


Idil Akin, Ph.D. Student

Weijuan Geng, Ph.D. Student

Jeongki Lee, Ph.D. Student

HyunJun Oh, Ph.D. Student

Ayse Ozdogan, Ph.D. Student

Nick Stefani, M.S Student

Junwei Su, M.S. Student

Benjamin Warren,  M.S. Student

Jun Yao, Ph.D. Student

Mehmet Yilmaz, Ph.D. Student


Headlamp Lecture Series

IFCEE 2015 and Post-Conference Symposium

1st GeoVideo Competition – IFCEE 2015